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Downtown Wilmington

Downtown businesses pitch in to help fund fireworks

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videoAfter Wilmington lost its biggest sponsor of the firework show in February, it considered spending an additional $15,000 to fund the display on top of the $10,000 the budget allows for. Full story...
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Sunny skies draw big crowd to Azalea Festival Parade

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videoThousands of people lined the streets of downtown Wilmington Saturday for the Azalea Festival Parade, and it was a parade of princesses. Full story...
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Wilmington gets feedback on food trucks

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videoThe City of Wilmington got input today on the Port City's moveable feasts. Food truck owners want changes to the city's code regulating them, but some downtown restaurant owners are not happy about the possible changes that could mean more competition. Full story...
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Azalea Festival weekend includes large multicultural event

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The 2013 NC Azalea Festival Multicultural Stage is a two-day celebration that showcases some of the best ethnic performers in the area dressed in authentic traditional costumes. Full story...
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Azalea Festival releases info on Street Fair, road closings

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The North Carolina Azalea Festival would like to let our community know that during the Street Fair the downtown merchants will all be open for business as they join in the festival festivities. Full story...
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City leaders think downtown groups should consolidate

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video It's budget season for local governments. One potential way Wilmington City Council is discussing to save money is cutting down on the number of publicly-funded downtown advocacy groups. Full story...
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Azalea Festival releases more tickets for Avett Bros.

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videoThought you wouldn't get in to the Avett Brothers show during the Azalea Festival? You have another chance. The festival has released 1,000 more tickets to the show Friday, April 12. Full story...
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Possible tax hike for businesses downtown

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video Plans to raise taxes in Wilmington's downtown business district to support downtown events and promotions has resurfaced. In 2010, Wilmington Downtown Incorporated planned to pitch the idea to City Council until some stakeholders rejected the idea. Full story...
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Folks gearing up for St. Patrick's Day celebrations

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videoIt's the middle of march and Saint Patrick's Day kicks off this weekend. That means an even more crowded downtown. Friday night, patrons to downtown were already making plans for Sunday. They say they are staying out of their cars and off the roads. Full story...
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That's no pothole! Movie magic changes look of Wilmington street

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videoIt may look like a serious accident or a natural disaster, but a buckled street it is actually a movie set in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Piling up parking tickets could mean consequences

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videoFeeding the meters is a price we have to pay sometimes in order to park in the city limits. And if you don't, you could find a yellow envelope under your car windshield. But some leaders say ticketing is just not enough. Full story...
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Transmission line causes power outages across the area

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Power is back up across the area after some Progress Energy customers experienced outages Monday morning. Full story...
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TRAFFIC ALERT: Komen 'Race for the Cure' downtown this weekend

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The Wilmington Race for the Cure® is happening downtown this weekend! As a fundraising event in the fight against breast cancer, we expect over 2,500 runners and walkers to participate in the 5K event on Saturday morning, March 2nd. Full story...
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Residents of Old Wilmington meet to honor one another

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videoAfter 40 years of contributing to downtown Wilmington, the Residents of Old Wilmington are still making improvements. Today members and previous ROW mayors came together to honor one another and celebrate the contributions that they have made to downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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WPD looking for suspect in afternoon armed robbery downtown

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Wilmington Police say around 2:30 p.m. a young black male dressed in a black hoodie and black jeans robbed a downtown business at gunpoint. Full story...
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